Summary: this game is great because it has a mix of a RPG and a somewhat like a strategy game because you have to do the quest things and parts of the game are actually quite difficult, but the alchemy is amazing because you can create weapons, accessories, armor and the like this is a game i would advise any Final Fantasy fan to give a try because the battle system is a turn based so for all you turn based fans you'll have fun playing this game.
Summary: Atelier Totori is not an epic RPG like many other games in the genre try to be, but its allure allows it to stand tall as a bittersweet and emotionally charged experience that may require gamers to pull out the tissue box. Totori's journey is one from innocence to experience, both in terms of how the story works and how players help her grow to become an alchemist.
Summary: It's difficult to find fault in Atelier Totori, but I recognize that it is not a game for everyone. The characters are mostly unique and interesting, but their roots in anime archetypes are obvious. Synthesizing items can get repetitive, and the main story is underdeveloped until near the end of the game, but these are fairly negligible issues.
Summary: Expected cute alchemists doing cute things, got so much more. The tutorials are quick, easy to understand and not even mandatory to do well in the game. The combat system works great, collecting and managing materials is easy. The game is easy to learn, but contains some decently challenging boss fights for those that want a bit more.